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2020 Volkswagen Caddy | The Van Expert

All-new Volkswagen Caddy revealed with more car-like qualities

The new Volkswagen Caddy has been revealed, with more car-like qualities and technologies thanks to being based on the same platform as the VW Golf.
2020 Nissan Navara N-Guard | The Van Expert

Nissan refreshes top-spec Navara N-Guard

Nissan has given the range-topping Navara N-Guard pick-up truck a refresh to make it more refined and with better technology.

LDV to rebrand as MAXUS

Van maker LDV is to rebrand as MAXUS in April and launch two new models – the Deliver 9 and the electric E Deliver 31.

LEVC produces first electric van prototypes ahead of launch

London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has started building the first prototypes of its new van, ahead of its debut at the CV Show on April 28.

Reliability key for Roy Cowie’s new tippers

Landscaping contractor Roy Cowie has taken on four new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter tippers with seven-seat crew cabs having been impressed with the reliability of previous vans.
Mercedes-Benz has announced that it is killing off the X-Class pick-up truck

Mercedes-Benz kills off X-Class

Mercedes-Benz has revealed that production of its X-Class pickup truck is scheduled to end in May 2020, less than three years after first going on sale.

Nissan delivers 300 electric vans to DPD

Delivery and logistics firm DPD has purchased 300 e-NV200 vans from Nissan as the company aims to have 10% of its vehicles electrically powered by the end of 2020.

Nissan unveils updated Navara Off-Roader AT32

Nissan has taken the sheets off its updated version of its Navara Off-Roader AT32. The refreshed model has been manufactured to be more efficient and better to drive, without compromising its class-leading off-road ability.
Ford ransit now approved to run on HVO | The Van Expert

Ford approves use of cooking oil in its Transit vans

Ford has approved the use of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in its latest Transit van, giving a renewable fuel option to drivers.

Mitsubishi launches L200 Trojan Series 6 pick-up in the UK

Mitsubishi has expanded its L200 Series 6 pick-up truck range with the addition of the new L200 Trojan.

North East Ambulance Service takes on 44 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters

New response time targets for A&E provision in the region prompted North East Ambulance Service to bolster its frontline fleet with 44 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters.

Hyundai and Kia announce partnership with Arrival to develop electric vans

Hyundai and Kia have announced an investment of €100 million (£85.2 million) in a new partnership with UK-based electric vehicle startup Arrival to develop small and medium-sized electric vans.

Cascade takes on Ready to Work Mercedes-Benz Sprinters

Cascade Pipeline Corporation has taken advantage of the fast delivery times of Mercedes-Benz Vans’ Ready to Work programme to buy four dropside-bodied 3.5-tonne Sprinters to cope with new contract wins.

Falck takes on 92 new MAN TGE ambulances

Independent ambulance and healthcare provider Falck has boosted its UK Patient Transport Service (PTS) function with the arrival of a fleet of...

NGC Logistics goes electric with Renault Master Z.E.

NGC Logistics, an Amazon delivery service partner, has taken on the first Renault Trucks Master Red Edition Z.E. delivered to a customer in Europe – as well as the company’s first all-electric vehicle.

Ford supplies RNLI with 20 new Rangers to support beach patrols

Ford has supplied the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea, with 20 new four-wheel-drive Ford Rangers to support beach patrols...

Abnormal loads no problem for Mercedes-Benz Vito

Jason Priest, owner of Priest Abnormal Load Services, has purchased a new Mercedes-Benz Vito 111 CDI, having been so impressed with his previous one.

Historic car restorers choose latest technology in new Mercedes-Benz van

Ian and Sarah Milford, the couple behind Milford Vintage Engineering, which restores and maintains historic cars, have chosen a raft of the...
Morris JE electric delivery van | The Van Expert

Morris launches new electric LCV

Automotive engineering and manufacturing start-up Morris Commercial has unveiled its new battery electric light commercial vehicle (LCV), the Morris JE.

Peugeot to launch electric version of its Expert van

Peugeot will launch a fully electric version of its Expert van, the e-Expert in the second half of 2020, the company has...
Vauxhall Vivaro-e | The Van Expert

Vauxhall to launch electric Vivaro in 2020

Vauxhall will launch a pure battery electric version of its Vivaro van next year, the company has announced.
Updated Nissan NV300 and NV400 vans | The Van Expert

Nissan updates NV300 and NV400 vans

Nissan has given its mid-sized NV300 and large NV400 vans a mid-life refresh, improving comfort, safety and efficiency.
Electrified Citroen van range | The Van Expert

Citroën plans to electrify van range

Citroën has confirmed all-electric versions of its Dispatch and Berlingo vans will spearhead its commercial vehicle arm’s move towards electrification.

Order books open for updated Volkswagen Transporter

Orders can now be placed for the updated Volkswagen Transporter 6.1, which has been given a visual refresh and extra digital technology.

Hambleton District Council introduces electric vans into fleet

Hambleton District Council has put two Nissan eNV200 vans into service to replace conventional fuel vans as it seeks to move to...